Download E-books The Talmud's Theological Language-Game: A Philosophical Discourse Analysis (SUNY series in Jewish Philosophy) PDF

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By Eugene B. Borowitz

Analyzes the constitution and good judgment of aggadic discourse within the Talmud.

In this pioneering attempt, famous Jewish thinker Eugene B. Borowitz opens up the foundations during which the language-game of aggadic discourse is carried on within the Talmud, the foundational record of rabbinic and all later Judaism. those findings are in comparison with the aggadah (the realm within which just about all specific statements approximately vintage Jewish spiritual trust take place) of a few different early rabbinic writings. matters force Borowitz’s inquiry: What, if whatever, constrains the unheard of freedom of this realm? and the way could one certainly symbolize the aggadah? Borowitz introduces us to the rabbis not just of their remarkable profundity, but in addition of their unguarded humanity. He concludes with a mirrored image on how this outdated Jewish language-game may still impression modern Jewish proposal, and, possibly, different spiritual suggestion as well.

Eugene B. Borowitz is unusual college Professor and the Sigmund L. Falk extraordinary Professor of schooling and Jewish non secular notion on the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of faith. he's the writer of many books, together with reviews within the that means of Judaism and The masks Jews put on: The Self-Deceptions of yankee Jewry, winner of the nationwide Jewish e-book Award within the realm of Jewish thought.

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Download E-books Judaism Discovered: A Study of the Anti-Biblical Religion of Racism, Self-Worship, Superstition and Deceit PDF

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By Michael Hoffman

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Judaism Discovered represents painstaking examine in line with rigorous exam of all on hand exegetical assets. Deconstructing the rabbinic texts line by means of line, Michael Hoffman has chanced on a terra incognita: Orthodox Judaism because the ideological survival of the main ossified traditions of Babylonian paganism, hid underneath a fancy method of dissimulation and misdirection. His unsparing thesis is a thorough problem to Judaism's claims to Biblical provenance and probity.

Hoffman brings to this tough task...a dedication to lengthy years of non-public examine and learn that might commend this paintings to all critical readers...I have came across his scholarship to be a hugely exact mirrored image of either the spirit and the content material of Talmudic writings... Robert Countess, PhD., Professor Emeritus of recent testomony, Tennessee nation University

PARTIAL record OF CONTENTS: Rabbinic hatred for the am ha-aretz - 29 Hatred for heretics - forty nine Censorship - seventy four Judaism and the United States - 86 Decoy texts - 124 The primary assets of the Divine legislation of the faith of Orthodox Judaism - 126 The Rabbinic Eras - 134 Deceit Mechanism - 136 Hermeneutic of Concealment - 149 energy Over the courtroom process - 153 Non-negotiable Rabbinic Dogma - 161 The Tarnish on Hillel's Golden Rule - 163 Self-Perpetuating felony and Textual Arcana - 168 Falsifying Scripture with Gezara Shava - 169 A Hedge round the legislations - 172 Permissible Dissimulation via Dispensational Revelation - 174 Self-Worship - 183 Masoretic textual content Falsifies the Bible - a hundred ninety Tyranny and Priestcraft - 196 carry again your kids from Higayon - 218 useless Fetish Ritual: The Torah Scrolls - 223 The Talmud - A Lawyer's e-book - 233 From Kabbalah to Aggadah: A Sexual development - 237 Pagan Reincarnation Dogma in Orthodox Judaism - 242 Hasidic Paganism - 254 intercourse Magic half II - 256 Goddess Worship in Judaism - 266 Kiddush Levanah: Worship of the Moon - 269 The Kabbalistic Renaissiance - 289 fake Messiah Syndrome - three hundred Inferiority of Gentiles - 358 Jesus within the Talmud - 384 Halacha of Mesirah - 426 Chabad-Lubavitch - 453 Critics of Judaism smeared as Esau - 463 Halachos of Manslaughter - 477 Divine Mandate to Kill Christians - 483 Maimonides and Islam - 491 Noachide Hoax - 496 Rabbinic Texts: Virulent resource of Anti-Black Racism - 505 Maimonides and Kabbalah - 514 Kaparot: The Sin poultry - 516 The Falsified Schindler's checklist Quote - 526 Non-Jews are Supernal Refuse - 529 Cursing the houses and graves of gentiles - 534 pictures and Talismans - 541 Ariel Toaff's suppressed background of formality homicide - 559 Martin Luther and Immanuel Kant - 636 Johann Reuchlin - 652 Sodomy within the Synagogue - 672 Molestation of babies within the Circumcision ceremony (Bris) - 678 A Homo-Erotic tradition - 684 Rabbinic Hatred of girls - 706 Phariseeism starts off in Menstrual Blood - 729 contained in the Menstrual technological know-how of the Rabbis - 736 The X-Rated Talmud - 749 The Rabbinic Penchant for Spinning Tall stories - 753 Judaism and Kabbalah: An Inseparable harmony - 766 Pulsa D'nura curse - 781 The Golem of Prague - 802 The Maharal Judah Loew and John Dee - 816 the key of Purim - 823 who're the Jews this present day? - 838 Judaic competition to Judaism - 848 Moses Hess and the Covert courting among Judaism, Zionism and Communism - 853 Judaism and Abortion - 878 Converts and Conversions - 894 Yom Tov: Holy Days and Observances - 912 The Hanukkah Hoax - 915 The Hebrew Calendar - 924 Pesach (Passover) - 926 The 9th of Av (Tisha B'Av) - 932 Totalitarian legal responsibility to Obey the Rabbis in All issues - 935 Rosh Hashanah - 940 Shabbos - 942 Kosher (Kashrut) nutrition Racket - 955 enterprise Ethics - 963 Yom Kippur: The Kol Nidrei Nullification of Vows - 965 Temple Mount Kotel Hoax - 1014 The Talmudic Mentality - 1024 Russian Petition to categorise the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch as Hate Literature - 1027 Index - 1050

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Download E-books Genesis As Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary PDF

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By Thomas L. Brodie

Fresh years have noticeable a awesome surge in curiosity within the publication of Genesis - the 1st booklet of the Hebrew Bible, and a foundational textual content of Western tradition. during this new observation, Thomas Brodie bargains a whole and available evaluate of Genesis from literary, theological, and old standpoints. Brodie's paintings is geared up round 3 major rules. the 1st is that the first topic of Genesis is human lifestyles; the second one is that Genesis' uncomplicated organizational solidarity is binary, or diptych. Brodie argues that the whole ebook consists of diptychs - debts which, like a few work, encompass components or panels. eventually, Brodie contends that a lot of Genesis' resources nonetheless exist, and will be pointed out and proven.

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Download E-books Sarah Laughed PDF

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Lessons and rituals from the ladies of the Bible, connecting modern ladies with their sacred stories

In this vibrant assortment, Judaic student Vanessa Ochs brings the legends of the biblical matriarchs to new existence. Intimate, normal, and clever, the heroines in Sarah Laughed are published to be inspiring position versions for girls this day. From Eve's rebellious flavor of knowledge to the righteous anger of Job's spouse, each one woman's tale is retold in imaginitive prose and followed via real-life rituals so you might practice at domestic, gaining perception into:

  • Finding internal knowledge
  • Speaking the real self
  • Being a very good good friend
  • Maintaining romantic partnerships
  • Raising a family members
  • Letting cross of kids
  • Feeling blessed with a lifestyles good lived
  • And even more

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Download E-books The Mythic Mind: Essays on Cosmology and Religion in Ugaritic and Old Testament Literature (BibleWorld) PDF

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The Mythic brain follows the culture of works which insist at the necessity for a comparative size within the research of old Israel. The Israelite world-view used to be basically a West Semitic world-view in starting place, with extra deeply embedded affects from Egypt and Mesopotamia, although it produced its personal specified personality in terms of synthesis and response. The essays during this quantity discover quite a few elements of this approach, traditionally and cosmologically, in most cases not easy got perspectives built within the therapy of Israel in isolation. the significance of the Ugaritic texts particularly, as reflecting the cultural context within which historic Israel built into symbiotic kingdoms, heirs to a typical 'Canaanite' culture, emerges essentially from such reviews as bankruptcy five: 'Sea and Desert', bankruptcy 7: 'Of Calves and Kings', bankruptcy nine: 'The importance of Spn' and bankruptcy 10: 'The Vocabulary and Neurology of Orientation.'

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Download E-books Battered Love (Overtures to Biblical Theology) PDF

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Weems's pioneering learn explores the confusing ways that the Hebrew prophets' portrayals of divine love, compassion, and standard dedication usually turned linked to battery, infidelity, and the rape and mutilation of girls. She wrestles with the prophets' rhetoric and sexual metaphors to discover Israelite social constructions, asking, "What is implied approximately ladies, males, and God through the language that the prophets use to explain the covenant among Yahweh and Israel?" This provocative paintings by means of a number one African American biblical student delves deeply into problems with intimacy and tool, violence and regulate, seduction and betrayal, and is a searing indictment of the axial issues of Israelite religion-its covenantal and prophetic traditions-and their authority this present day.

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Download E-books Illuminating Leviticus: A Study of Its Laws and Institutions in the Light of Biblical Narratives PDF

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By Calum Carmichael

The starting place of legislations within the Hebrew Bible has lengthy been the topic of scholarly debate. until eventually lately, the historico-critical methodologies of the academy have yielded unsatisfactory conclusions in regards to the resource of those legislation that are woven via biblical narratives. during this unique and provocative research, Calum Carmichael―a top pupil of biblical legislations and rhetoric―suggests that Hebrew legislations used to be encouraged via the research of the narratives in Genesis via 2 Kings.

Discussing specific legislation present in the e-book of Leviticus―addressing matters resembling the Day of Atonement, intake of meat that also has blood, the Jubilee yr, sexual and physically infection, and the remedy of slaves―Carmichael hyperlinks every one to a story. He contends that biblical legislation didn't emerge from social imperatives in historical Israel, yet as an alternative from the cautious, retrospective examine of the nation’s historical past and identification.

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Download E-books The Jewish Study Bible: Featuring The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation PDF

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By Adele Berlin, Marc Zvi Brettler

The Jewish research Bible is a one-volume source adapted in particular for the desires of scholars of the Hebrew Bible. approximately 40 students world wide contributed to the interpretation and interpretation of the Jewish examine Bible, representing the easiest of Jewish biblical scholarship to be had this day. A committee of highly-respected biblical students and rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism hobbies produced this contemporary translation.

No wisdom of Hebrew is needed for one to use this particular quantity. The Jewish learn Bible makes use of The Jewish e-book Society TANAKH Translation.

Since its booklet, the Jewish research Bible has turn into some of the most well known volumes in Oxford's celebrated line of bibles. the standard of scholarship, easy-to-navigate structure, and colourful supplementary good points carry the traditional textual content to existence.

* Informative essays that deal with a large choice of themes in relation to Judaism's use and interpretation of the Bible throughout the a long time.
* In-text tables, maps, and charts.
* Tables of weights and measures.
* Verse and bankruptcy ameliorations.
* desk of Scriptural Readings.
* thesaurus of technical phrases.
* An index to the entire examine fabrics.
* complete colour New Oxford Bible Maps, with index.

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Download E-books Rabbinic Traditions Between Palestine and Babylonia (Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity) PDF

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During this publication quite a few authors discover how rabbinic traditions that have been formulated within the Land of Israel migrated to Jewish examine homes in Babylonia. The authors show how the hot place and the original literary personality of the Babylonian Talmud mix to create new and fabulous texts out of the outdated ones. a few authors pay attention to internal rabbinic social constructions that impression the alterations the traditions underwent. Others exhibit the effect of the host tradition at the metamorphosis of the traditions. the result's a posh examine of cultural tactics, as formed through a special historic second.

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Download E-books The Book of Ecclesiastes (Qohelet) and the Path to Joyous Living PDF

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This is often the 1st full-length examine of Ecclesiastes utilizing tools of philosophical exegesis, in particular these of the trendy French philosophers Levinas and Blanchot. T. A. Perry opens up new horizons within the philosophical realizing of the Hebrew Bible, delivering a chain of meditations on its basic non secular outlook. Perry breaks down Ecclesiastes's motto "all is vainness" and returns "vanity" to its unique concrete which means of "breath," the breath of existence. This imperative and forgotten instructing of Ecclesiastes results in new components of breath examine comparable either to environmentalism and breath keep watch over.

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